Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
South West > Dorset
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 102 105
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 5 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.27% 0.46% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.54% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 19
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,550 £23,500
90th Percentile £36,750 £41,000 £37,500
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +6.56%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 971 923 1273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 85.78% 85.62% 86.78%
Number of salaries quoted 850 815 967
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,450 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £51,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Dorset

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Dorset.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Dorset

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +12 2 £31,250 +15.74%
Poole - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA